Kirsan Ilyumzhinov denies his resignation from the head of FIDE

FIDE Presidential Board

All National Chess Federations

Dear chess friends,

In mass media there were some messages about my alleged resignation from the position of President of FIDE President. In this respect, I would like to state the following: I have not submitted any official requests for my resignation and do not intend to. Neither of circulating rumors and speculations on this subject is true.

Gens una sumus! We are one family!

Sincerely yours,

FIDE President

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov